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Tips for Window Cleaning in the Spring

March 21, 2017 Categories: Home Renovation Tips

Blog Post Updated on: May 18, 2020

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In this post, you will learn…

  • Home maintenance tips
  • How to clean window screens
  • Window washing tips

Sliding windowsSpring is a great time for cleaning out the garage, picking up the yard and cleaning your windows. Over the winter, things can get really cluttered. Look around your home and you may notice piles of clothes, toys, books and papers. It is common to let things stack up during the winter months as we hibernate indoors. Chores tend to get pushed aside for later. The cold weather becomes an excuse not to clean the yard, garage or windows.

Home Maintenance Tips

Though some chores can seem like drudgery, it’s a good idea to tackle them early in the spring, so you can relax and enjoy the summer months. Window cleaning is a task that may that seem boring, but it actually gives you an opportunity to check around your window frames to see if the seals are still intact. Cold, wintry weather can cause the rubber and seals around your windows to break down, which can cause an increase in electric bills. This can also allow dirt, debris and insects to get inside. Leaks and cracks around windows and doors may cause wood deterioration. Condensation between the panes of glass in double-pane windows should be addressed right away. If left unaddressed for too long, you may need replacement windows.

Cleaning Window Screens

While you’re cleaning the windows, why not take out the screens and clean them too? Most screens are easy to remove. Simply prop them up against the side of the house, and give them a good scrubbing with a non-abrasive brush and a household cleaner. Spray both sides with the water hose and let them dry before putting them back up. If your windows vary a great deal in size, either mark where each screen came from or leave them sitting right under the window in which they belong.

Window Washing Tips

You’ll need a good squeegee, some clean, dry cloths and a spray bottle of window cleaning solution. If you want to take an environmentally friendly route (which we recommend), then a solution of warm water and vinegar will do the trick and get your windows clean.

Some brands and types of windows are much easier to clean than others. Stanek® windows offer many easy-to-clean options that can make cleaning stress-free. Our Casement Windows crank open to a 90-degree angle so you can reach both the interior and exterior from the inside, and our Double-hung Windows tilt inward, making cleaning the exterior of your windows effortless.

When you have Stanek windows installed in your home, the chore of window cleaning will be a breeze. Plus, if you do notice any issues with your windows, just give us a call and we’ll set up a service appointment to address the problem.

If your windows and doors are looking old and tired, it may be time to replace them. Stanek’s replacement windows are available in both standard and custom sizes. You can choose from many styles including Double-hung, Casement, Bay, Sliding and many more. We also offer a wide array of finishes such as woodgrain and unlimited custom exterior colors. Our energy-efficient windows add beauty, charm and value to your home.

If you’re ready to purchase replacement windows or doors for your home, schedule your free, in-home estimate with Stanek Windows today.